Success has always been a great liar.
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night.
Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.